(55 ILCS 5/3-3033)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-3033)
Disposition of property.
When any valuable personal
property, money or papers, are found upon or near the body which is the
subject of a coroner's investigation, inquiry or inquest, the coroner shall
take charge of the same and deliver the same to those entitled to its care
or possession; but if not claimed, or if the same shall be necessary to
defray the expenses of the burial, the coroner shall, after giving 10 days'
notice of the time and place of sale, sell such property, and after
deducting coroner's fees and funeral expenses, deposit the proceeds
thereof, and the money and papers so found, with the county treasurer,
taking his receipt therefor, there to remain subject to the order of the
legal representatives of the deceased, if claimed within 5 years
thereafter, or if not claimed within that time, to vest in the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)